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Senate Democrats 8h
Every time a stock buyback is announced, that’s money overwhelmingly going to wealthy shareholders and corporate executives, not workers. That’s the . More here:
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Senator Patty Murray 10h
President Trump’s latest move will help insurance companies skirt the rules to boost their profits, while raising costs for many patients and leaving others with junk plans that don’t protect them when they need it.
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Mark Warner 10h
Replying to @MarkWarner
Just yesterday a new poll showed two-thirds of Americans wants stronger gun safety laws – the highest level ever recorded by Quinnipiac University since it started polling the issue after Sandy Hook. There’s no excuse for Congress not to act.
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Senator Bob Menendez 14h
This chart is maddening. Republicans, can we at least STUDY gun violence? (h/t at )
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Senate Democrats 12h
A reminder from : "We are the change that we seek."
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Chuck Schumer 12h
Replying to @SenSchumer
Our intel agencies have made clear that Putin’s hackers attacked state & local election infrastructure during the 2016 election. We must help state & local govts enhance defenses against cyber-attacks, replace outdated registration & voting systems & accurately count each ballot.
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Chuck Schumer 12h
DHS & the need big funding increase to help combat Russian interference in our elections & to protect our democracy. & I wrote & urging them to support funding to counter these attacks.
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Tim Kaine 12h
There are many in public office who could learn a thing or two from the courage of these kids, who are standing up today to say "enough is enough." Their peers and classmates are dying because we can't act on gun violence. We owe them better.
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JEC Democrats 13h
So far this year, stock buybacks have reached $171 billion compared to an estimated $5.6 billion in worker bonuses and wage hikes in response to the .
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Tina Smith Feb 20
I’m working with parents, child care providers, and advocates to create a better child care system that works for all Minnesota families.
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Senate Democrats Feb 20
Where is the real money going from the ? Corporations have announced $177 BILLION in stock buybacks in 2018. That’s big money in corporate executives’ pockets- not investments in workers. More here:
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Chuck Schumer Feb 20
Replying to @SenSchumer
Rather than offer more damaging rules & regulations that only hurt millions of American families, the administration should finally get in the business of working with both parties in Congress to improve our health care system.
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Chuck Schumer Feb 20
Since day one, the Trump administration playbook on health care has been to sabotage marketplaces, jack up costs & premiums, and then offer junk insurance that fails to offer protections for those with pre-existing conditions, coverage of essential health benefits and more.
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Senator Dick Durbin Feb 20
Let’s be clear—these Trump plans are not an alternative to ACA health plans. They won't cover essential health benefits or pre-existing conditions, leaving people without coverage when they get sick or hit certain limits. Let’s call these Trump plans what they really are: junk.
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Bernie Sanders Feb 19
I agree with Bill Gates. At a time of massive income and wealth inequality, the last thing Congress should do is give huge tax breaks to billionaires. The very wealthy should be paying more in taxes, not less.
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JEC Democrats Feb 20
As we honor , take a look at our new fact sheet that provides a snapshot of the current economic state of the black community in the U.S.
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Elizabeth Warren Feb 19
Claudia works six days a week as a dental assistant, and at nights goes to school to study engineering. Her Aunt Glenda has an adorable little girl she calls her “little person.” Dreamers are part of America. This is their home. That’s why I’m fighting for a .
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Senator Bob Casey Feb 20
50 years ago this week was the first national broadcast of “Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood,” from Pittsburgh. In 1969, Mr. Rogers testified before the Senate to save funding for public broadcasting; we could use him today.
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Senator Bob Casey Feb 20
The Administration’s health care scheme: junk insurance, higher premiums & few consumer protections.
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